Core Principles of RCR Instruction

The following core principles have been established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) based on key concepts and best practices that have evolved over the past two decades.

  • Responsible conduct of research is an essential component of research training. 
  • Active involvement in the issues of responsible conduct of research should occur throughout a researcher’s career and instruction should therefore be appropriate to the career stage of the individuals receiving training.
  • Individuals supported by individual funding opportunities such as fellowships and career development awards are encouraged to assume individual and personal responsibility for their instruction in responsible conduct of research.
  • UO research faculty should participate in instruction in responsible conduct of research in ways that allow them to serve as effective role models for their trainees, fellows, and scholars.
  • Instruction should include face-to-face discussions by course participants and faculty; i.e., on-line instruction may be a component of instruction in responsible conduct of research but is not sufficient to meet the NIH requirement for such instruction, except in special or unusual circumstances.

If you have questions, please contact Research Compliance Services.